June 2017 Blog Posts (15)

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Drew Diplomat Retailer Merchandising Solutions

June 29, 2017--Drew Estate announces today the release of new merchandising solutions to all Drew Diplomat Retailers. The solutions will be displayed in Drew Estate’s booth (Booth #2608) at the IPCPR Convention and Tradeshow, held July 10-14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As part of Drew Estate's “Rebirth of Drew” the company is demonstrating a significantly stronger position toward in store…


Added by Trippopolis on June 29, 2017 at 3:51pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Mombacho announces Cosecha series

June 29, 2017-- Mombacho Cigars, S.A. will debut their latest release, Cosecha 2012, at the upcoming International Premium Cigars & Pipe Retails (IPCPR) trade show in Las Vegas, NV. The Cosecha 2012 will be on display in the Mombacho Cigars booth (#455) starting on July 11, 2017.

This is a project of historic magnitude, not only for Mombacho Cigars, S.A. but for the whole cigar industry.  Through a complex process, we will highlight the best…


Added by Trippopolis on June 29, 2017 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Warped Announces Black Honey Retailers

June 27, 2017--Warped Cigars has announced the list of retailers who will be receiving the highly anticipated 2017 release of the Warped Black Honey.  

Originally released in 2015 in extremely limited quantities, the Warped Black Honey is a 5x48 Belicoso which combines elements of the companies…


Added by Trippopolis on June 27, 2017 at 12:34pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Espinosa Announces Reggae and Reggae DREAD

Espinosa Premium Cigars is pleased to announce the national release of the Espinosa Reggae and Espinosa Reggae DREAD.  Both of these lines were released to limited retailers in 2016 but will now be making their national debut at the 2017 IPCPR in Las Vegas.


The Espinosa Reggae is a medium bodied…


Added by Trippopolis on June 21, 2017 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Fratello Announces Navetta

June 21st, 2017--Omar de Frias is proud to announce Fratello Navetta debut at the IPCPR 2017. Translated shuttle in Italian, Fratello Navetta is a dream project de Frias envisioned while at NASA.

Blending Fratello Navetta was special as I wanted to translate the ultimate celebration our men and women of the space program felt after a successful mission. After being part of over 21 missions nothing beats the feeling of getting our astronauts home safe to their…


Added by Trippopolis on June 21, 2017 at 10:51am — No Comments

Press Release: Drew Estate Announces Restructuring of Sales Organization, Departure of Selim Hanono

June 20, 2017 — Last week Drew Estate announced internally its intention to significantly restructure its sales organization, both at headquarters and in the field. The new structure, along with role redesign and greater decentralized decision making, is intended to strengthen Drew Estate’s ability to better serve the needs of its customers in each channel of distribution in which it competes. The new…


Added by Trippopolis on June 20, 2017 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Review: Muestra de Saka Exclusivo

The latest release from Steve Saka's Dunbarton Tobacco & Trust is a bit different than his previous offering in terms of it's presentation, blend, and price point.  The Exclusivo is the first in the Muestra de Saka series, which Steve describes as "a line of individual batch produced cigars. Each cigar within the line is a unique vitola and liga - no two are the same. Their taste, body, strength, materials, etc. will vary widely. As will…


Added by Trippopolis on June 15, 2017 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Press Release: CAO announces Fuma Em Corda

June 12, 2017--It started with Amazon Basin and the journey contines with CAO Fuma Em Corda, a new limited edition release made with the world’s most rare Brazilian tobacco.…


Added by Trippopolis on June 12, 2017 at 6:02pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Drew Estate and Royal Agio Cigars deepen their commitment to USA Retailers

June 9, 2017—Royal Agio Cigars announces the opening of a wholly owned USA headquarters demonstrating their commitment and focus within the US market.…


Added by Trippopolis on June 9, 2017 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Press Release: XIKAR and RoMa Craft Tobac Announce License Agreement

June 9, 2017--XIKAR, Inc. and RoMa Craft Tobac are pleased to announce a long-term license agreement under which XIKAR will manufacture and market an exclusive assortment of cutters, lighters, travel cases, mobile ashtrays and other accessories bearing RoMa Craft brand logos and artwork.


The agreement between the two industry leading brands will add value to cigar retailers and provide RoMa Craft’s loyal consumer base an additional…


Added by Trippopolis on June 9, 2017 at 10:26am — 3 Comments

Press Release: Serino Cigar Co. Formally Announces Wayfarer

June 6, 2017--The Serino Cigar Company has announced Wayfarer will be in full production and distribution at this year’s IPCPR. The blend has become known as Carson Serino’s “personal cigar,” previously sold naked as ‘The Wayfarer’ to select retailers and handed out as an event exclusive. The blend will initially be available in three vitolas, later to be expanded to five. Two will be special releases.…


Added by Trippopolis on June 6, 2017 at 6:08pm — No Comments

CAO Teases 'Amazon Trilogy'

June 6, 2017-- CAO Cigars has released a teaser site for the upcoming follow-up to the wildly popular CAO Amazon Basin.

The original Amazon Basin was released in 2014, with an Ecuadorian Sumatra wrapper over a Nicaraguan binder, with fillers from the Dominican Republic and Columbia.  In addition to the fillers, it showcased the Brazilian Braganca tobacco. Brazilian Braganca is a tobacco harvested once every 3 years in the Amazon Rainforest.

The cigar was an…


Added by Trippopolis on June 6, 2017 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Press Release: Black Label Trading Company Release 4th Edition Morphine

June 6, 2017Black Label Trading Company is pleased to announce the fourth release of MORPHINE: Hand crafted in Esteli, Nicaragua at Fabrica Oveja Negra.

Black Label Trading Co. first released MORPHINE in June, 2014 as its first Limited…


Added by Cigar Surgeon on June 6, 2017 at 9:02am — No Comments

Cigar Review: AJ Fernandez Last Call Maduro

The first Last Call started out as one of those great projects which was just an internal house blend handed out to guests who were over watching football. As per the namesake, this was the last cigar handed out to close the evening.

Originally launched in the single Geniales (4-1/2x48) vitola, a line extension was announced late 2016 adding on Pequeñas (5x46), Corticas (4x52), Flaquitas (6x46), and a Chiquitas (3-1/2x50).



Added by Cigar Surgeon on June 6, 2017 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

Cornelius & Anthony Adds Cornelius Lonsdale For 2017 IPCPR

Cornelius & Anthony has announced that they will be releasing a new size of their Cornelius at the upcoming IPCPR. The latest offering will be a 6.5x42 Lonsdale.

"Produced at the El Titan de Bronze factory in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami, Cornelius is made under the supervision of owner Sandra Cobas.  The Cornelius blend has a layered complexity with notes of both sweetness and spice.  The blend has a refined balance that culminates with a buttery smooth…


Added by Trippopolis on June 5, 2017 at 12:32pm — 1 Comment

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